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2024 VIQRC Battle at the Basin

VIQRC, ES/MS Blended, All In-Person Judging

9-Nov-2024 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Standard Registration Opens
27-Aug-2024 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
6-Nov-2024 17:00 EST
Payment Deadline
6-Nov-2024 12:00 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

General Info


Welcome to the first every TBHS VEX IQ Battle at the Basin! This tournament will be held at Thunder Basin High School, in Gillette, WY.


We will have full concessions at this event including food items for lunch.

Competition Preparation

  1. This event is sure to be a fast-paced and exciting event. All teams should come prepared for competition. Here are a few steps that every team should take to ensure that they are prepared.
  2. Review the rules and run through the inspection checklist about a week before the competition so that there is ample time for adjustments. The inspection checklist can be found on the Documents tab.
  3. Check the official VEX IQ forums at for rule updates and changes.
  4. Carefully read all of the information contained in the tournament posting on
  5. Pack for the event the day before the day of departure. Here are a few items that you don't want to forget.
  • Spare parts & tools
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Programming cable
  • Power strip
  • Laptop computer
  • Engineering notebook (if you have one, helpful for Judges, Design and Excellence Awards)

5. Be sure to read 101 Things You Should Know Before Your First VEX Tournament found on the Documents tab, and check out this video "What to Expect at a Competition".
6. Review the descriptions and criteria for the awards that are being given during the tournament. 
7. Prep for your interviews with the judges. Check the awards tab to see what awards will be given during the tournament.
8. Remember that safety comes first.
9. Understand how the game will be played. VEX IQ participants are more than welcome to watch the referee training videos before they attend a tournament. The referee training videos can be found on the Volunteer page at

10. Ensure that you have the latest version of firmware for the IQ brain. The latest version of VEXOs can be found by downloading and installing the update tool from VEX Robotics:

Participation and Consent Form

All team members, coaches and adult mentors should fill out the online consent form which is good all season and for all RECF run events. A link to the instructions for online consent form can be found here


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 9-Nov-2024

Thunder Basin High School
4001 Saunders Blvd
Gillette, Wyoming 82718
United States

Contact Information

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TENTATIVE! Check here the week of the event to make sure you have the current agenda.

8:30 am Doors open, team check-in begins
9:30 Team check-in ends

Teams MUST be checked-in by 9:30, as the Match Schedule will be run at that time and CANNOT be re-run. If your team is running late, call the Event Partner or the match schedule will be run WITHOUT your team.

8:30 am Inspection begins

8:45 Skills Begins
9:30 Inspection ends
9:45 Team & Driver meeting
10:00 Qualification matches
2:30 Qualification matches & Skills end
2:40 Finals Matchup announced
2:50 Finals matches
3:30 Awards


Our tournament is 100% dependent upon volunteers. We appreciate everyone who is able to help and many volunteer responsiblities require no previous knowledge or experience. Whether you can volunteer for an hour or all day, we would appreciate your help!

Please contact Michael Schultz ([email protected]) to sign up to volunteer.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The tournament will go on unless the interstates are closed for bad weather.

If the event is cancelled, then "CANCELED" will appear in the title of the event.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

  • If the tournament is canceled for any reason a refund less a $5 RECF fee will be given to all teams.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

  • If a team or group of teams has already registered and cancels there will be no refund given.  If you are nervous about losing your entry fee, please wait to register.


Health and Safety Policies


At this time there are no restrictions due to Covid 19 however, for the safety of all, the following protocols will be in place: Teams should bring hand sanitizer for their pit area; teams are asked to complete a Covid screening for all participants, students, coaches and participants before leaving for the event, wearing of masks will be encouraged and pit areas will be spaced to allow for social distancing. In the event restrictions are put in place registered teams will be notified via email and the event information will be updated.

Judging Format

  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.